PICTURE OF THE DAY
The thud heard today in Washington, DC was Pelosi Stumbles Out of the Blocks, otherwise known as the “plan crash”. If Nancy Pelosi continues along this path she will soon find herself and the Democratic party on the outside looking in 2008. Nancy, welcome to being in power and not just complaining about Republican policy.
Having said that, Nancy Pelosi’s decision to pick a public fight with her second in command, Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer, is so incomprehensible, so politically stupid that it has raised eyebrows among political journalists and insiders of all type.
Instead of generating front page stories about the Democrats’ agenda, Pelosi has made herself and divisions within her party the story du jour. (Taegan Goddard)
NOT TO BE OUT DONE … (Vanderbilt – ‘06)
The first 100 hours of this enterprise is not showing much progress. The cause of the crash has been determined to be a case of extreme overload in very hot air conditions. Luckily, the intended pilot gets to walk away without major injury. Captain Murtha hopes to fly another day.
So does this mean that the “cut & run” strategy proposed by the more liberal side of the Democratic House has crashed and burned as well? Many newly elected House Democrats are from conservative areas. They have much to answer to their constituencies. Agreeing with much of Pelosi’s agenda is going to be a hard bargain.